Angola Cables, a multi-national telecommunications company announced today, 10 July 2017, that construction had begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil.
The data centre is an important next step in the company’s roll-out of promoting the digital inclusion and empowerment of Africa by the use of subsea internet cable connecting Africa to the Americas and providing high speed internet at some of the lowest latency speeds between the two continents.
“The systems will enhance Africa’s global communications networks, provide a ‘meet me’ point with high connectivity and access to larger markets. They will also deliver the lowest latency routing between Africa and South America,” says António Nunes, Anglo Cables Chief Executive Officer.
He said partnering with Brazil to establish this Data centre has been a productive journey so far. “We were delighted to be a part of the ceremony to mark the start of the building of the centre. This is a Brazilian tradition we were honoured to share in.” Clients who have already signed in Brazil include Prefeitura de Fortaleza, Claranet and AmLight.
Angola Cables’ product manager Fabio José said that the centre is a Tier 3 DC from a design and construction perspective, this will account for the different layers of security, humidity and environment controls and all the pre-cautions required to operate the DC with safety, efficiency and reliability. “We are creating a digital gateway between the closest point to Africa in South America.”